Birth Name: Justin Lee Bartha
Place of Birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 21, 1978
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Justin Bartha is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the National Treasure and The Hangover films, as well as Failure to Launch, New York, I Love You, The Rebound, CBGB, and Sweet Girl, and the series The New Normal and The Good Fight.
He was raised in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Justin’s family is Jewish. He was raised in Reform Judaism, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. His father’s family were Jewish emigrants from Hungary, Germany, and Russia, and his mother’s family were Jewish emigrants from Austria, Russia, and Poland.
Justin is married to fitness instructor Lia Smith, with whom he has two children.
He has appeared to state that a DNA test showed his genetic ancestry to be:
*100% Ashkenazi Jewish
Justin’s paternal grandfather was Eugene “Gene” Bartha (the son of Francis Clemens Bartha and Bertha Sauer). Eugene was born in New York. Francis was a Jewish emigrant from Hungary/Austria, the son of Louis/Ludwig Bartha and Julia Swetzer/Schwitzer. Bertha was a German Jewish immigrant, the daughter of Heinemann Sauer and Hilda Stera. The surname Bartha was also spelled Bertha in some records.
Justin’s paternal grandmother was Ruth Kaufman (the daughter of Jacob Kaufman and Bertha Cohen). Ruth was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.
Justin’s maternal grandfather was Jack Aaron Anes (the son of Morris Anes and Bessie “Bess” Rubin). Jack was born in New York. Morris and his parents, Josef Anes and Rosie Rutzes, were Austrian Jewish immigrants. Bess was born in New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Jacob Rubin and Marsha.
Justin’s maternal grandmother was named Charlotte Kratchmar (the daughter of Jacob Kratchmar/Kretchmar/Kretchncar and Dora). Charlotte was born in New York. Jacob was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and was the son of Rebecca. Dora was a Jewish emigrant, from either Russia or Poland (depending on the census).
Sources: Justin’s paternal grandfather, Eugene “Gene” Bartha, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Justin’s paternal great-grandparents, Francis Clemens Bartha and Bertha Sauer – https://www.familysearch.org
Justin’s paternal great-grandfather, Francis Clemens Bartha, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Justin’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Kaufman, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Justin’s maternal grandfather, Jack Aaron Anes, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Justin’s maternal great-grandparents, Morris Anes and Bessie “Bess” Rubin – https://familysearch.org
Justin’s maternal grandmother, Charlotte Kratchmar, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
He was on The New Normal, but it was unfortunately cancelled. Ellen Barkin, who is also Jewish, was on there as well. She was miscast as a bigoted Southerner. I think Justin’s eyes are blue.
Ellen Barkin should’ve been cast as a sexist Southerner instead.
Ellen Barkin played DiCaprio mum in This Boy’s Life that is a terrific movie